Gas tank shields

AJM81CJ8

Door Breaker
City
Kalamazoo
State
MI
#1
I'm replacing my original tank with a 15 gal. MTS poly tank. There are 2 plastic shields on my original. Do I need to get them out and reuse them? What are they for?
 

walkerhoundvm

Just trying to stay upright
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Cave Creek
State
AZ
#2
Mainly for vibrational/squeeze reinforcement so the constant rattling doesn't slowly wear a hole into the tank. Both 20g poly and 15g metal tanks had them so probably worth keeping.
 

walkerhoundvm

Just trying to stay upright
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Cave Creek
State
AZ
#4
If you're keeping the skid, there should be 3 rubber straps protecting the bottom, too. Some have used bike tires if the originals are gone.
 
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